A Mulher Sábia
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but from the Lord cometh an intelligent wife.
Strength and dignity are her clothing: and she smileth at the coming of the last day.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.
A woman endowed with grace will surely obtain honor; and the powerful will obtain riches.
False is grace, and vain is beauty: a woman only that feareth the Lord shall indeed be praised.
Who can find a virtuous woman: for far above pearls is her value.
The fear of the Lord is the correction for wisdom; and before honor there must come humility.
The commencement of wisdom is the fear of the Lord; and the knowledge of the Most Holy One is understanding.
Inquire after the Lord and his strength: seek his presence evermore.
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but as rottenness in his bones is one that bringeth shame on him.
The wise among women buildeth her house; but the foolish pulleth it down with her own hands.
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praiseth her:
"Many daughters have done virtuously; but thou excellest them all."